This course is designed for students who have limited knowledge of computer technology and applications. An overview of computer hardware, software, networking and applications throughout society forms the core of the course. Students gain an understanding of the internal workings of a computer sufficient for personal computer use or purchase. Students also consider current issues and trends in technology. Students who want hands-on experience with software should consider taking ICS 120 Microcomputer Applications in addition to this course. This is not a lab course. This course cannot be applied to the computer information technology or computer science majors.
- Apply computers appropriately in the work place based on his/her understanding of computer history, hardware and software, and issues.
- Gain an understanding of the internal workings of a computer sufficient for personal computer use or purchase.
- Apply computer appropriately in the work place based on his/her understanding of computer.
- Use a widely-used operating system, the Internet, and general productivity applications.
- Use data files and media in the workplace.
- Use the Internet to conduct personal research and to communicate with others.
- Use personal opportunities to relate to the information processing industry.